International Ski Trips – Mtn Adventures


Where We Go
We currently offer ski trips in the following locations:
Chile, Canada, Japan, Europe, Austria, New Zealand, Alaska and Crested Butte



Winter 2013
Legendary Powder of Japan’s North Island, Hokkaido, A well kept secret…

2013 will be focusing on Japan. Our hosts Jill and Ross will be living in Niseko, January, February and March. We will be able to design a special vacation package just for you!

We love Japan…ski powder, eat great food and sushi, soak in natural hot springs and visit a unique culture.

Hokkaido is the northern most island in Japan. It is one of the snowiest places on earth. Angle Dust or Diamond Dust is what the locals call it.


At the resort town of Niseko, with upwards of 16 meters of snow and boasts four major ski resorts. Known as the Powder Capital of the World. There are several backcountry gates that provide access to some great backcountry skiing. The variety of terrain you can access both inbounds and through the gate system is mind blowing. Be prepared for snow. It can snow for days on end.

A great aspect of our trip is the accommodations, the Green Leaf Hotel, has its own natural hot springs. The hot springs themselves are fantastic not just for the soaking experience, but for the integration into Japanese onsen culture. There is no better way to relax after a day of powder skiing than with a hot soak from a natural spring.

Japanese take pride in their food. It is one of the highlights of the trip. The hotel has beautiful Japanese food nightly. At times you have no idea what you’re eating, but you know it’s been prepared just right. Being on the bus loop we can also travel into town and dine at the many fine restaurants the resort has to offer.

Our PSO: Powder, Sushi, Osen trips take advantage of the amount of snow, a ski in/ski out with its own hot springs and great Japanese food.



The Diasetsuzan National Park the mountainous region of central Hokkaido.

Trips offered to these destinations are mostly backcountry by nature.

If you like skiing quality powder, eating great, food, soaking in hot springs and don’t mind working for your turns, check out the Diasetsuzan National Park trips.



Powder, Sushi, Onsen…Jan. 12-20, 2013


Powder, Sushi, Onsen with Snow Festival…Jan. 31-Feb 8 2013


Powder, Sushi, Onsen…February Break/President’s weekend Feb. 16-24, 2013

Diasetsuzan National Park Area

January Double “Dake” Asahidake and Tokachidake…Jan. 22-30, 2013

Please contact us to speak directly to the ski hosts 303.919.2546…remember we are able to custom design a trip to meet your needs!


Price (per person) most trips include shuttle, breakfast, dinners and lift tickets. Price will vary with size of the group and the number of guides needed. $3,400 to $6,400. Average trip cost $4,700-$5,400. Call 303.919.2546

PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION It gets cold in Hokkaido, really cold. Last year we hiked and skied in several days of 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The correct equipment is essential and there were many times when we hiked with our down jackets on. You must be prepared for the cold and have experience backcountry skiing before joining this trip. It also snows a lot, so your gear will need to withstand a snowstorm and dry out overnight. A thermos of hot liquid is essential, so pack a thermos that you can fill each morning. Camelbacks are not recommended as they often freeze. Bring water bottles instead. Fat skis are the key to skiing really deep powder and a minimum of 100 mm under foot with skins to match is highly recommended. You must be a level 8-9 skier and be able to ski continuous powder turns. Also, your fitness level should be such that you are able to hike several laps during the course of the day. The days can be physically demanding so plan ahead and train accordingly in order to get the most out of this trip. …you will never ski lighter and dryer powder in your life!!!!


Backcountry Ski Trips

Fresh Tracks…there are a few ways to get them. One way is to take a helicopter or snow cat, and lastly you can hike for your turns.

Backcountry skiing has been the biggest growth area of the ski industry now for a couple of years. It’s not only the equipment that’s allowing us to do so, but the realization that the “up” is an important part of the whole skiing experience, as well as the down.

Japan’s Backcountry Trips to the central North Island offers the lightest snow on earth.

Our European Ski Trips have an element of backcountry skiing. We always hire local UIAGM guides.



Heli Skiing

Heli-skiing in the heart of the Canadian Rockies for 5 days of powder skiing. This a unique opportunity to gather some friends for an unforgettable skiing trip.

“Cariboo Lodge is the finest mountain lodge in the Cariboo Range. The Cariboo Mountains beg to be skied, offering both extensive alpine runs and phenomenal tree skiing. The numerous safe and obvious drop-offs and pickups for the helicopter offer our guests access to a wide range of runs. Consistently high levels of snowfall in the North Thompson Valley ensure the Cariboos enjoy prime Heli-Skiing conditions until very late in the season.” CMH
“The terrain of the Cariboos is an amalgamation of all the different kinds of features that make up great skiing: the long, powder-cloaked old-growth forests, steep serpentine ridgelines, friendly glades, rock-edged couloirs, undulating glaciers, planar mountain faces and chaotic combinations of all of the above.” Topher Donahue

Arrival day, fly into Calgary International airport, stay at the Delta Calgary airport hotel.
CMH ground transportation to the Heli pad and a Heli ride to the Cariboo Lodge
5 days of Heli-skiing with CMH
Ski a half day at the Cariboo lodge and take a shuttle back to the Delta Calgary airport hotel for the night.
Departure day.
$7200 to $8,500 (per person) depending on group size.
Trip includes:
Two nights at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel
Breakfast on Day 1
Ground transportation with CMH vans, between airport hotel and Cariboo heli pad
Four nights’ accommodation and meals at the Cariboo Lodge
Five days Heli- skiing with Certified guides
Training in the use of avalanche transceivers
Use of CMH guest pack with shovel and probe
Use of K2 or Atomic powder skis
Five days skiing with your host



Call for dates or arrange a private trip!  Arrival to Santiago, shuttle to Valle Nevado, Hotel Puerta Del Sol  Skiing Valle Nevado and surrounding areas  Check out, last day of skiing, shuttle back to Santiago for late departures  Alternative departure day  Valle Nevado offers access to the largest skiable domain in South America: nearly 7,000 acres. With such a vast amount of terrain the resort caters to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Valle Nevado boasts 80% sunny days, but because of the resort’s high altitude and orientation the quality of Valle Nevado’s snow remains in optimum conditions.  The two neighboring and connected ski resorts of La Parva and El Colorado allow for even more skiable acreage, so there is plenty to ski and see.  Skiing in the summer may seem like a decadent addition to your ski vacation time, but it is a great way to stay current on all that you learned last season. Instead of being off snow for a whole year, a mid summer tune up keeps the muscle memory of what happened last season, and when you hit the slopes in winter you can pick up where you left off.  Our accommodation, the Hotel Puerta Del Sol is located right on the slopes of Valle Nevado and has many amenities. It will serve as our home away from home for a week in the South American Andes.  DAILY OVERVIEW  Arrive in Santiago and shuttle to Valle Nevado, staying at the Hotel Puerta Del Sol  Day 1, Warm up those ski legs, skiing Valle Nevado  Day 2, Skiing and exploring Valle Nevado  Day 3, Skiing our favorite finds at Valle Nevado  Day 4, Venturing off and exploring the neighboring resorts of La Parva and El Colorado  Day 5, Another day exploring La Parva and El Colorado  Day 6, Skiing the best of the best we have found in Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado  Day 7, After checking out, skiing our final day, getting a few more turns in before making our way back to Santiago for departures.

Prices vary on group size and high or low season.  $4400 (per person) group of 8 to $5500 (per person) group of 4  Additional $800 single occupancy.  Trip includes:  Transport shuttle between Santiago and Valle Nevado  Accommodation for 7 nights at the Hotel Puerta Del Sol  Breakfasts and dinners for 7 days  Lift tickets for 7 days of skiing  Skiing with your hosts!

Does not include:  Airfare, Accommodation in Santiago, Lunches, Alcohol, Meals in Santiago and in transit



Skiing in Europe is one of those things that have to be experienced. We focus on two regions that we feel truly represent the best of European skiing.
Chanonix offers big mountain skiing in some even bigger terrain. With five major resorts to choose from and some off piste skiing that will blow your mind it offers terrain we don’t get in North America. The towns excellent restaurants, shops and back drop are second to none and the options and places you can access make this a must do trip.
St Anton offers equally stunning views in a beautiful high mountain setting. Considered to be the “cradle of skiing”, the rich cultural feel is still very much preserved within the town. Unlike Chamonix there are not glaciers in the St Anton area, so the terrain you can access through the interconnected lift system is huge.
Beyond the skiing, the European mountain culture has developed over hundreds of years. Small mountain villages and chalets dot the landscape and offer some of Europe’s finest food. Providing regional specialties these mountain chalets have been in operation since skiing was invented. Many of these places you ski to for lunch, while others are tucked away in the basement of a chalet.
The massive trams, 8 pack heated detachable chairs, and train system give you an amazing selection of terrain. Throw in a UIAGM certified local guide for two days and the possibilities are endless.


St Anton, Austrian Alps

The Chamonix Valley, France

Haute Route, France & Switzerland

Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Classical Finland

St Anton: Austrian Alps Adventure
Being a part of the Arlberg mountain range, skiing in St. Anton offers an extensive amount of groomed terrain and a resort height of 1,300m, with a top elevation of 2,800m. Skiing in the St. Anton region offers a huge variety to terrain. There are steep challenging runs as well as a wide choice of intermediate and advanced runs, and some of the best off-piste skiing in Austria.
The traditional Tyrolean village is attractive and picturesque, with a well-equipped pedestrian centre and a wide choice of shops and accommodation catering for those on a skiing holiday.
We will spend the first three days getting our St Anton ski legs, skiing perhaps the Vallugagrat to the village of St. Christoph or exploring Zurs, Lech, Stuben, St. Christoph, Sonnenkopf (Klösterle) or Zug. A classic ski adventure in the St Anton area is to complete” the white ring”, a day of skiing a circuit around the areas of St Anton.
The following two days we will ski with a local UIAGM internationally certified guide who will take us off piste skiing wherever the weather and snow conditions permit us. St Anton has some of the best off-piste skiing in Austria and we plan to take advantage of it.

New Zealand
Call for dates
If there was ever a list of must things to do in life, then skiing in New Zealand is sure to be on that list. Heli-skiing might make the list as well and a ski trip that combines the two would be outstanding!
International Mountain Adventures is offering a Heli-ski trip into the heart of the Southern Alps. This trip is must do in the world of ski adventures. Come ski with Jill and Ross on the south island of New Zealand, with a chance a of a life time Heli-ski trip.
The trip is based in the south island town of Wanaka. We will ski at Treble Cone or Cardrona the first day for a warm up and go heli-skiing the next four days with Harris Mountain Heli-Ski.
* 4 days of Heli-skiing
* Fully qualified Guide (guide to guest ratio 1:4 skiers/boarders)
* All Guides UIAGM and NZMGA certified
* All transfers from accommodation to heli-staging areas and return
* Alpine buffet lunch
* Use of tranceivers

Heli-skiing: Valdez, Alaska
Call for dates
Advanced and expert skiers wanted! This guided heli ski trip will be one of the most exhilarating ski adventures yet. Experience the ultimate in heli skiing in the Chugach Mountains just outside of Valdez, Alaska. Fresh tracks, deep snow and stunning peaks everywhere you look.
This heli-skiing trip is designed for advanced and expert skiers only. Be prepared to take your skiing to the next level and beyond. This will be the adventure of a lifetime that is sure to push your limits!
PRICE: Call for details

Crested Butte, Colorado
Call for Dates
Crested Butte, Colorado is Ross and Jill’s backyard and home for the last 18 years. They can offer you a multi-day adventure on alpine, telemark, classic or skate skis. Pick any mode of travel and your ski of choice, and we have you covered!
Crested Butte offers world class skiing with a classic small ski town atmosphere. There is an abundance of black and double black diamond terrain in our famous Extreme Limits, but there is also plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain if your adventure is on a blue or green run. Looking for fresh turns in the backcountry that is more your scene, we can organize a custom backcountry trip to suit your needs.
The Crested Butte Nordic Center situated in town with over 50 miles of groomed track, offers excellent skiing with breath taking views.

We have both scheduled trips as well customized trips available for you to choose from. Get together with your friends pick a date, tell us where you want to go and let us design the dream ski & ride vacation for you. Please note, it is recommended to purchase travel insurance when traveling internationally.
Payment method is by personal check, 50% deposit is required when booking trip and the balance due three weeks prior to trip. At times we may change the itinerary slightly in search of the best snow and weather conditions. Your host guides are familiar with all the local etiquettes and the best places to eat. Join us for an adventure trip you will remember for a lifetime.
Trip prices listed are an estimate and vary as to the size of the group traveling and the dates travel. Airfare is not included in any of the packages, ground transportation, accommodations and some meals may be included. Lift tickets and heli skiing may also be included in package pricing. In all cases you will speak directly to your guide host prior to any trips being booked in order to answer all your questions and discuss your wishes for your dream vacation.
Guide hosts are experts in many skiing modalities and will be available to ski with you daily. They we also be available to assist you in answering questions at any time during your trip. You are welcome to use their service or explore on your own. The only requirement is to have fun!

Dogsledding Winter, Summer and Fall

Summer & Fall Tours
Guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your vacation!

Join us at our private property in Leadville and enjoy the excitement of a unique summer dogsled tour with lunch following. The drive to Leadville is on a Scenic and Historic Byway. Leadville is in a valley and surrounded by snowcapped mountain peaks. At the cabin you will be surrounded by pine trees. Then, enjoy the creek that flows from the natural springs on the property.
A fun summer time activity for all ages.
A unique adventure to another world where dogs rule! Come with us on our summer rides as we work to keep our dogs happy and healthy doing what they love to do most-run. You are encouraged to jump in and learn how to harness and hitch a team.
A unique way to see the fall colors in Colorado.

Winter Tours

We offer a variety of dogsledding activities ranging from a basic to a more advanced and physically demanding tour.
Transportation to our location is provided, but you are welcome to drive out if you wish.
Dogsledding is a unique and often once in a lifetime activity and we will be glad to answer all of your questions out on the trail.
We look forward to sharing a dogsledding adventure with you soon.

Transportation Available Pickup Time 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $95 per person includes lunch.

Gold Mine Tours and Panning for Gold

Affordable Family Fun! Gold Mine Tours and Panning for Gold.

Open 10 am to 6 pm daily
Adults $15.00
Children under 12 $5.00 Panning Only $8.00
Severely Handicapped FREE

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Hotel De Paris Museum


The Museum will be opening 1 June 2012.

See the video –
“This Little Souvenir – Colorado’s Hotel De Paris”

We offer tours in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish – and English.
Open daily June thru September, weekends only October to December.
Hours 10:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Saturday. 12:00 to 5:00 Sundays.

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The Happy Cooker

When Visiting Georgetown Colorado Visit:
The Happy Cooker
Mention and Receive
Buy One 2nd 1/2 price!

Art on the Brix

10% off when you mention 4Adventure!

Art on the Brix

Enjoy a glass of wine and uncork your inner artist. We guide you, step-by-step, through a fun, stylized acrylic painting so you can relax and design your own masterpiece. It’s the grooviest new place to take a date and it’s perfect for a ladies night out or any group activity. Take a vacation in Downtown Golden where you’ll find free parking and beautiful surroundings. Check the calendar online at, register for class today!

Art on the Brix
1299 Washington Avenue, Suite 180
Golden, CO 80401

Indian Hot Springs

Georgetown Valley Candy Company

Scenic ATV & Crew Tours

Crew Tours

ATV or Crew:

Follow historic mining trails through the scenic Rocky Mountains enjoy breathtaking views. Choose from every ability level. Visit historic mining sites and an 1887 mining town. We stop along the way so be sure to bring a camera, awesome views!

Tours include a Professional Guide, safety video, ATV, helmet, and operational and safety instruction.

ATV's get you to the coolest places!

Our guides are qualified professionals that have a love of the outdoors, and are dedicated to make your ATV or Crew TOUR fun! Guides will adjust to your riding ability, each trip is individualized. To insure safety we accommodate 4 people at a time. Minimum age for driving our ATV’s is 16 and all machines are single riders.

Available 7 days a week all year long. Tours go rain or shine. Tour times vary by season so call to reserve now!


ATV Tours:

1 hour Tour $75
2 hour Tour $125
3 hour Tour $185
1/2 Day Tour $245
Full Day with Lunch $299

Beautiful Fun!

Combination Packages

Choose from one of our most popular combination packages or we can customize any package to create your dream vacation.

Full Day Multi Element $115

A Full Day of excitement! 1 hour ATV Tour in the AM, picnic lunch riverside, then an exciting White Water rafting trip in the afternoon.

Visit ghost towns!

Deluxe Full Day ATV Rafting $165

Enjoy a 2 hour ATV Tour, visit a deserted mining Ghost town in the AM, plus lunch and a “Blast” raft trip!

Raft/ATV & Overnight Camping $169

minimum age 15

Begin your adventure with exciting, thrilling whitewater rafting then enjoy the evening campfire reliving the days adventure. Start the next day atop an ATV and discover nature as you never have before. This combination has been A very popular trip with groups.

ATV's can get you to remote locations

Remote Overnight Camp/ATV Tour $249

minimum age 16

Looking for a thrill? Start out with a 2 hour ATV Tour to a ghost town from 1884-1905. Pick your camping spot in the meadow or high above at the mining site. Many claim to hear Tommy-knockers in this mine at night. You are now on your own, our guides leave to explore the beauty and history of the area.

Our guides return the next AM to take you on another thrilling ride along our trail system. This is a very popular adventure so reserve your spot.


CREW an All-Terrain Vehicle

Crew Tours means the whole family can experience it!

A Crew is similar to a Jeep but combines the agility and fun of an ATV. A CREW can go on all of our trails.

Now the whole family can experience the adventure of the Rocky Mountain back country.

Our professional guide is driving so you can enjoy the scenery and mountains in comfort.


Red Elephant Trail

Be sure to bring your camera Red Elephant Trail is a beautiful trail with views of several mountains in the Continental Divide. Red Elephant trail takes you over 10,000 feet. View aspen meadows and the largest herd birthing habitat of Big Horn Sheep in the USA.

Silver Creek Trail

This trail was traveled by miners in early 1884. The trail takes us up to Silver Creek Spring Ghost Town and a beautiful flower meadow.

Crew Tours

Mountain Safari Crew Pricing

 1 Hour:
Adults: $65
Youth 8-15: $45
Children 7 and under: FREE

2 Hours:
Adults: $99
Youth 8-15: $65
Children 7 and under: FREE


Rafting Clear Creek River

Just 30 minutes west of Denver

Clear Creek Rafting is exciting!


January 7, 1859 was the day of the first major gold strike in Idaho Springs by George Jackson. This strike brought miners to the area, all in search of gold. Today, people flock to Idaho Springs and the surrounding area for the many recreational activities it has to offer such as rafting on the Clear Creek River.

Clear Creek is the closest raftable river to Denver, only a 30-minute drive. This narrow, steep and technical river winds through the historic valley of Idaho Springs. Clear Creek River has more rapids than most commercially rafted rivers in the state. Normal rafting season runs from May through July.

Fun at any level!

Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife. Watch carefully during your time on the river, you may see muskrat, beaver, deer, and bighorn sheep, with an occasional mountain lion or bear.

Clear Creek has an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over 100 feet per mile on the advanced sections of the river. For an exciting advanced trip, you will weave your way through 30 major rapids. This relatively small stream also offers trips for beginners and intermediate rafters with rapids generally Class II-III-IV.

Sure Shot – Fun for the whole family!

$39 Adults $30 Child

Fun for the whole family!

Sure Shot is beginner rafting trip for all. Experiencing Class II rapids (ripples). While rafting through Historic Idaho Springs. Move on to Class III rapids of Castle Falls and Argo Holes.

Below town history and nature abound, with the occasional sighting of Red tail Hawk, Deer, Fox, Bob Cat, Elk, and Big Horn Sheep. Prepare yourself for the grand finale of Mr. Twister!

A perfect first timer rafting experience with Class II water and then the Class III rapids. There is a 50 pound minimum weight to insure your safety. Trip time allow for 3 hours.



Blast – an Intermediate Half Day experience.

$49 Adults

Blast – an Intermediate Halfday Experience

If you are active in your daily life the Blast is for you. With five solid class IV rapids and more class three whitewater than we can count. With the most consistent whitewater rafting the Blast is for you.

The Blast is best suited for people in good physical condition and an attitude for adventure.

Minimum age 15 Allow 3 hours for the trip.


Evening Rafting Trips

Fun for all!

Don’t let work get in the way of having fun…

We have evening trips to accommodate those who work or have a busy day scheduled. Evening trips start after 5:00pm, with your choice of Sure-Shot or Blast.

Pricing is the same as our daytime trips. Grab a friend, co-worker, or the whole office and enjoy an evening of whitewater fun.

Kamikaze Half Day Advanced Trip

$59 Adults

Here we go!

Brave the rapids of the Kamikaze trip the best darn whitewater around. Two miles of continuous class IV/III whitewater on the Blast will bring you back over and over again. Whitewater rafting experience and the ability to swim is recommended.

Minimum age 16. Allow 3 hours for the trip.



Ultimo Full Day Advanced Trip

$93 Adults

Clear Creek Rapids

The most consistent whitewater available on the Front Range maybe even in the State. If action is what you are looking for then this is for you. We start off on the banks of Clear Creek above the town of Lawson. Begin your day of excitement braving the Kamikaze  then enjoy a tasty lunch. Continuing downstream, plunging into the awesome class IV rapids of the Lower Canyon, including Ejector, Double Knife, Deep Hell, and Terminator.

An adventure for the brave!

Minimum age 15



What to Wear:

  • Comfortable, quick-drying clothing. Or a swimsuit is best. No cotton. Secure footwear no flip-flops. Wetsuit and Boot rental available for $3. For Cooler weather add fleece, polypropylene, or wool.
  • Don’t forget the Sunglasses and sunscreen!
  • Bring dry clothes to change into after the trip and a towel.
  • Minimum age requirements based upon water flow and group minimums may apply.